Black Hawk County authorities have captured a sheriff’s deputy wanted for murder in Kentucky. Forty-one-year-old Randall Creek of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was arrested early this morning at a Days Inn Motel in Evansdale, just outside Waterloo.

According to Black Hawk County sheriff’s officials, an Evansdale police officer on routine patrol late last night spotted a vehicle belonging to Creek in the motel’s parking lot. That vehicle was wanted in reference to the weekend murder of a woman in Kentucky. Police and sheriff’s deputies set up surveillance at the motel and arrested Creek when he came out of his room just after midnight.

Creek, a sheriff’s deputy in Simpson County, Kentucky, was being sought for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Debbie Rediess, who was found shot to death outside her home near Smiths Grove, Kentucky Sunday morning. Authorities in Kentucky say Creek sent e-mails Monday confessing to the murder, taunting police, and threatening the life of a police official. He was taken into custody without incident.

Creek is being held in the Black Hawk County jail, pending extradition back to Kentucky.